Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 13th Apr 2013 20:14 UTC
In the News Martin Hedberg has interviewed Jean-Louis Gassee - founder of Be, Inc. and former Apple executive. We're looking at 45 minutes (part 1, 2, 3, and 4) of talk about operating systems an their future, so sit down, relaxe, and enjoy.
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RE[2]: Comment by v_bobok
by moondevil on Sun 14th Apr 2013 08:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by v_bobok"
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Me too.

Sometimes I wonder how it would have turned out if Apple had gone the BeOS way.

Assuming that they would have been as successful, then Mac OS X (BeOS variant) and Windows would be both non UNIX systems as the mainstream platforms.

On the other hand, without Steve Jobs on board and the publicity to cater for UNIX fans to jump into Mac OS X (NextStep variant), most likely the strategy could have failed.

Anyway, this is just a what if from history that won't repeat itself, BeOS is gone.

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